Art galleries and studios throughout Toledo will welcome visitors this Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, for First Weekend.
At Gallery Michael Gibbons, guests can view “Wistful Interlude”, a 5-by-6-foot painting depicting Russian Old Believers in a majestic field of poppies, painted on location at Schreiner’s Iris Garden in Salem.
Located at 140 NE Alder Street, the gallery will be offering tours along with complimentary Oregon wine and cheese from noon to 5 pm both days.
Nearby, Ivan Kelly Studio & Gallery will be highlighting “Yaquina Cliffs,” a 16-by-20-inch oil featuring a crisp sunny January day at Yaquina Head, the warm sun illuminating the rugged textures of the northwestern side. Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery is located at 207 East Graham Street and will welcome guests from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday.
On Main Street, gallery-goers can check out the heartfelt black-and-white urban photography of Frank Jones, as well as examples of his nature photography, at Francyfolk Photos & Music. Francyfolk is located at 227 S Main Street and will be open from 10 am to 4 pm both days.
Further north, Gallery Briseño will showcase the metallic sculptures of the late Sam Briseño as well as works from other artisans from the area. Gallery Briseño, at 355 Main Street, will be open from 11 am to 6 pm both days.